Christian dating advice young adults
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, I jumped at the opportunity, hoping to be both challenged and affirmed. And I finished the book with confirmation that I’m on the right track.
After all, I’m always game to glean additional information about healthy dating relationships for my future. But, to be honest, I also struggled to connect at times. I even wanted to throw the book out the window at one point, but hunkered down and kept on reading. Here’s the deal: Dating is a topic on which I have a whole lot of head knowledge, but no real practical experience.
The time to think through any potentially perilous situation is before it happens. If holding to your values is important to you, take time to identify them before you start dating. Many awkward and compromising situations can be avoided by simply being honest with your date about your standards.
If you traveled to a large city, you would get clear directions to your exact destination so you don’t end up in an unsafe area. If your dating partner resists your efforts to be true to your beliefs, then do yourself a favor—gracefully bow out. When facing any challenge, it helps to know you are not alone.
Beyond bodily maladies, there are incalculable losses on a psychological and spiritual level as human beings live outside the protection of God’s design.She seems to get me, in a way my wife never has.” Think this scenario is unrealistic? The Universe hasn’t destined you for anything or anyone.You have to how you will spend your life and who you will spend it with. But I’m going to tell you something a lot of people seem too afraid to tell young people these days, sex outside of marriage is sin. He knows sex is a blessing, but only when it is experienced in marriage.I was embarrassed and even offended when it was offered to me. The only One we should see as ultimate is the Lord. Because only then will that person not have to try and bear the weight of “godhood.” You are setting yourself up for disappointment and failure when you make someone – other than God – the object of your worship. I realize the idea that there is ONE person who was created just for you and you just for them, sounds incredibly romantic.So I’m hoping there are some young Christians who are wiser than I was and are willing to listen to advice from a slightly older brother in Christ about dating. Don’t Idolize a Relationship We make something an idol when we see it as “an ultimate thing,” something that makes life worth living, something we can’t live without. Our hearts want – yearn for – someone to worship, someone in whom we can lose ourselves. Only God can bear the weight of your worship and only God will satisfy you and not disappoint you. But I hope you will listen when I say, this idea is not only unbiblical, it can also prove to be incredibly devastating.